"Art is the perfect coping mechanism for uncertainty" Interview with Terri Biondolino

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR CRAFT?

NEEDLE FELTING USES SPECIALIZED NEEDLES TO CATCH AND TANGLE FIBER INTO A DESIRED FORM, SOMETIMES OVER A HAND MADE ARMATURE.



"Mayan Mask"


DESCRIBE ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE MOMENTS AS AN ARTIST.

PROBABLY WHEN I TAUGHT MY FIRST CLASS. THE ENTHUSIASM OF MY STUDENTS IS CATCHING AND THE JOY SHOWN OVER COMPLETING THEIR FIRST PROJECT BRINGS ME A GREAT DEAL OF JOY.





WHAT INSPIRES OR MOTIVATES YOUR WORK CURRENTLY?

CURRENTLY I'M FINDING A LOT OF INSPIRATION IN MOVEMENT AND TEXTURE WITHIN 2 DIMENSIONAL PIECES.


WHAT ARTISTS OR PEOPLE HAVE INFLUENCED YOUR PRACTICE?

KIYOSHI MINO, STEPHANIE METZ AND RICHARD HANNA.



"Abstract Study"


AT THIS MOMENT WITH COVID-19, HOW CAN THE ARTS HELP?

ART IS THE PERFECT COPING MECHANISM FOR UNCERTAINTY.

HOW HAS THIS SITUATION HIT YOUR CRAFT AND HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

FINDING SUPPLIES HAS BECOME DIFFICULT SINCE SO MANY PLACES ARE CLOSED & I'M NOT SURE THERE'S ANYTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT THAT RIGHT NOW.

WHAT COULD HELP RIGHT NOW WOULD BE EITHER CONTACTING ARTISTS FOR COMMISSIONS, OR SIMPLY SHARE OUR WEBSITES WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ON FACEBOOK.



"Crane"


POST COVID-19, WHAT DO YOU HOPE CHANGES IN SEQUIM? WHAT ROLE DO YOU THINK THE ARTS MIGHT PLAY TO SUPPORT OUR SEQUIM?

HOPEFULLY PEOPLE WILL EMERGE FROM THIS WITH MORE TOLERANCE FOR OTHERS AS WELL AS PLACING A HIGHER PRIORITY ON FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY.



"Cubism Masks"


WHAT IS ONE CREATIVE PRACTICE FOR ANY LEVEL ARTIST THAT YOU RECOMMEND FOR OUR READERS AT THIS TIME?

MAKE TIME EACH DAY FOR SOME ART CREATIVITY, AND THINK OF MISTAKES AS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.


"Mayan Jaguar Hunter"


WHAT WERE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO THAT YOU'RE NO LONGER WORRIED ABOUT NOW? GROCERIES! HAPPILY SAFEWAY HAS BEEN WONDERFUL ABOUT DELIVERING GROCERIES SO THAT WAS ONE WORRY THAT DIDN'T LAST VERY LONG.


"Macaw"


"Nuxalt Tribal Mask"


HOW CAN PEOPLE CONNECT WITH YOU? FIND YOUR WORK?

Of course!

I can be contacted from my website

https://biondolino.weebly.com/

https://www.instagram.com/terribiondolino/